Blue Grass medical staff and personnel from several other departments recently participated in a drill to test and train response to an emergency in the main plant.
Blue Grass Chemical Activity crews kicked off the VX projectile destruction process by preparing several pallets of 155mm projectiles for delivery to the Blue Grass plant in early January.
Technical experts in Alabama used fuzes recently removed from rocket warheads to test processing parameters and timing for the Blue Grass Static Detonation Chamber units in mid-August.
Technicians are decontaminating and cleaning the Blue Grass facility following the end of the GB 8-inch projectile campaign in May.
“We’re taking care of the areas of the plant that were contaminated with liquid agent or high-agent vapor, mainly the Munitions Washout System room and the Agent Neutralization System room,” said Carl Reagan, operations support manager, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass.